Toronto is the nearest large city to Rochester, and can be reached, depending on weather, traffic, and border conditions, in 3 to 4 hours. The most direct route is I-90 West to I-290 West, taking through Buffalo's northern suburbs, to I-190 North across Grand Island and around Niagara Falls to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. Once across the border, Highway 405 connects directly with the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) which runs all the way to Toronto.

"T-Dot" is slang for Toronto. Some of Toronto's other nicknames are "Hogtown" and "The Big Smoke." Be cool and sound like a local: The area known as "Etobicoke" is pronounced "Et-toe-beh-coe." "Bloor" (as in Bloor Street) does not rhyme with "floor" but is pronounced something closer to "blue-er."

Frequent reasons for Rochesterians and other Upstate New Yorkers to visit Toronto:

Things to do

Also see: The Rochester Mirage, Ferry Bad Place Article